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New Research from Mount Sinai Experts Reveals that Men Die of Overdose at Two-to-Three Times Greater a Rate Than Women in the United States


June 15, 2023

Men were significantly more vulnerable than women to overdose deaths involving opioid and stimulant drugs in 2020-2021, according to a new study analyzing data from across the United States. The study found that men had a two–three times greater rate of overdose mortality from opioids (like fentanyl and heroin) and psychostimulants (like methamphetamine and cocaine).

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